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Domination and Global Political Justice

Conceptual, Historical and Institutional Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Barbara Buckinx, Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, Timothy Waligore


356 pages

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Domination consists in subjection to the will of others and manifests itself both as a personal relation and a structural phenomenon serving as the context for relations of power. Domination has again become a central political concern through the revival of the republican tradition of political thought (not to be confused with the US political party). However, normative debates about domination have mostly remained limited to the context of domestic politics. Also, the republican debate has not taken into account alternative ways of conceptualizing domination. Critical theorists, liberals, feminists, critical race theorists, and postcolonial writers have discussed domination in different ways, focusing on such problems as imperialism, racism, and the subjection of indigenous peoples. This volume extends debates about domination to the global level and considers how other streams in political theory and nearby disciplines enrich, expand upon, and critique the republican tradition’s contributions to the debate. This volume brings together, for the first time, mostly original pieces on domination and global political justice by some of this generation’s most prominent scholars, including Philip Pettit, James Bohman, Rainer Forst, Amy Allen, John McCormick, Thomas McCarthy, Charles Mills, Duncan Ivison, John Maynor, Terry Macdonald, Stefan Gosepath, and Hauke Brunkhorst.

Table of Contents

1. Domination Across Borders: An Introduction Barbara Buckinx, Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, and Timothy Waligore Part 1:. Domination and Non-Domination: Conceptual Issues 2. The Republican Law of Peoples: A Restatement Philip Pettit 3. Domination, Global Harms, and the Priority of Injustice: Expanding Transnational Republicanism James Bohman 4. Transnational Justice and Non-Domination: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach Rainer Forst 5. Domination in Global Politics: A Critique of Pettit’s Neo-Republican Model Amy Allen Part 2: History, Imperialism, and Race 6. The (In)Compatibility of Liberty and Empire in Machiavelli’s Political Thought John P. McCormick 7. Liberal Imperialism and the Dilemma of Development Thomas McCarthy 8. Race and Global Justice Charles W. Mills 9. Indigenous Peoples, Injustice, and Global Politics Duncan Ivison Part 3: Global Governance, Institutions, and Normative Theory 10. Should Republican Liberty as Non-Domination be Outsourced? John W. Maynor 11. Deprivation and Institutionally Based Duties to Aid Stefan Gosepath 12. Antipower, Agency, and the Republican Case for Global Institutional Pluralism Terry Macdonald 13. Democracy and World Law: On the Problem of Global Constitutionalism Hauke Brunkhorst

About the Editors

Barbara Buckinx is Associate Research Scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Jonathan Trejo-Mathys is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston College.

Timothy Waligore is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Pace University.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Political
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General